Wapekeka First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Wapekeka Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Wahsa Distance Education: ph 807-537-2437
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Receives support and assistance from Shibogama Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community 
  • Administers an elementary school from JK to Grade 8 which was newly constructed in 2015 
  • Offers Grade 9 to students who are not ready to leave the community
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance through Northern Nishnawbe Education Centre (NNEC) with making high school arrangements outside the community 
  • Coordinates boarding services for students choosing to attend Pelican Falls First Nation High School in Sioux Lookout or Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay
Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Coordinates and supervises classroom instruction from Sioux Lookout via Wawatay Radio to students from Grades 9-12
Post Secondary Program (PSP) 
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wapekeka First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Wapekeka First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Distance Education
On-reserve individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma
Post Secondary Program
All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post Secondary Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on Northern Nishnawbe Education Council website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 15th; January start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Feb 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Northern Nishnawbe Education Council 
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution  
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions  
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information  
  • Copy of voided cheque or bank information  
  • Signed student contract
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2315
Fax 807-537-2336
E-Mail wfn@wapekeka.ca
Website www.wapekeka.ca
Primary Contact James Brown, Education Director; Phone: 807-537-1143; Email: ronaldbrown@knet.ca
Alternate Contact Darrell Brown, Education Counsellor
Site Location Community is along NE shores of Angling Lake, approx 450 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 26 km NE of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Wapekeka First Nation
Address Wapekeka First Nation, ON P0V 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Wapekeka Education Authority 
PO Box 2 
Wapekeka, ON P0V 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)